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Wisconsin Cheese Soup

A cheesy, peppery soup.



  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine celery, bell pepper and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook onion in butter over medium heat until onion is translucent. Stir in pepper, salt and cream.
  3. Bring to a boil, then stir in cheese until melted.
  4. Stir in reserved vegetables and cooking liquid.
  5. Heat through and serve.
  6. Note: if thicker consistency is desired, add one or two egg yolks and simmer an additional 10-20 minutes.
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Cheese, heavy cream and butter are really not on Sonoma's approved list of foods.
04 Oct 07 by member: divvy23
sounds good to this Atkin's lover! i'll have to try it!!!! :)
04 Oct 07 by member: lorik
I am SO sick of people rating recipes for Atkins when they are NOT on Atkins! It just annoys me...this recipe is for ATKINS! haha anyways this looks like a wonderful recipe that I will definitely try!!!
04 Oct 07 by member: Reina Estrella
This recipe is not good for Morning Anorexia Diet. It is much too heavy in fats.
16 Oct 07 by member: bigeyes
Great for Atkins.
I made this the other night and added chicken and jalapeno. It was awesome!
09 Nov 07 by member: Atriel
it's not helpful to have other dieters making negative comments when the recipe is OBVIOUSLY for Atkins.
26 Dec 07 by member: identityalways
Great recipe, but what is a serving? 1/2 c ? 1 c ?
28 Dec 07 by member: idahogrl42
I just made this soup this afternoon. It is awesome and full of great flavors. I have been getting caught up on bland food. This is just what I needed. I added 1/4 of cooked bacon for flavor and taste. Sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe!
27 Jan 08 by member: Courtney26
I made this yesterday - a rainy, cold, crummy day! It was warm, satisfying and wonderful, not to mention perfect for the induction phase of Atkins. Thank you!!!
05 Feb 08 by member: kharms
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Nutrition summary:

There are 388 calories in 1 serving of Wisconsin Cheese Soup.
Calorie break-down: 85% fat, 6% carbs, 9% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 337
Calories 388
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 37.4g 58%
  Saturated Fat 23.384g 117%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.382g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 10.592g  
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 189mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5.53g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
  Sugars 1.9g  
Protein 9.35g  
Vitamin A 300% Vitamin C 555%
Calcium 201% Iron 20%
of RDI*
(388 calories)
19% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (6%)
Fat (85%)
Protein (9%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories